New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

June 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mother land [electronic resource]

June 26, 2017
Theroux, Paul.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2017, p2017.
1 online resource (23 hr., 19 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is the selfish, petty tyrant of Mother Land. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. Her favorite, Angela, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, she tells the others. The others include the officious lawyer, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, the narrator, a successful writer whose work she disparages. As she lives well past the age of 100, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold on them. Mother Land is a piercing portrait of how a parent's narcissism impacts a family. While the particulars of this tale are unique, Theroux encapsulates with acute clarity and wisdom a circumstance that is familiar to legions of readers. And beyond offering the shock and comfort of recognition, Mother Land presents for everyone an engrossing, heartbreaking, and often funny saga of a vast family that bickers, colludes, connives, and ultimately overcomes the painful ties that bind them.

Braving it [electronic resource] : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild

June 23, 2017
Campbell, James, 1961-
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Into the Wild -- Bugs, Bears, and the Bathroom Procedure -- Peeling Poles with Marcus Mumford -- First the River Giveth -- Downriver -- New Rituals and the Ridgepole -- Cloudberries -- When the Mountain is Out -- Fernweh -- The Pull -- Back to the Bush -- The Real World -- Wolverine and Whale -- Thanksgiving -- The Life They Love -- Wilderness Girl -- Birthdays and Beaver Tail -- It's in the Genes -- Trust -- Say Good-Bye to Summer -- "It's A!?" -- Be Still My Heart -- Mr. Griz -- Where the Wolves Sing -- At the Headwaters -- A Bony River Indeed -- Paddle and Pray -- Grit and the Gorge -- Hypothermia -- The Way Distance Goes -- Good-Bye, Alaska.
"The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor, peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo's Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska's Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet's most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go"-- Provided by publisher.

The badass life [electronic resource] : 30 amazing days to a lifetime of great habits-body, mind, and spirit

June 23, 2017
Abbott, Christmas, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
The CrossFit superstar and author of the bestselling The Badass Body Diet is back with a day-by-day guide designed to encourage habit change through fun, dynamic daily tasks challenging your mind, body, and spirit.Christmas Abbott knows the importance of a badass lifestyle; physically, mentally, and spiritually. The key is balance: using essential daily practices for the mind, body, and soul. The Badass Life is her month-long-program based on building positive daily habits, to help you achieve a higher quality of life and a heightened sense of self-worth. It takes 30 days to break a bad habit and 30 days to create a good one. Christmas provides a daily challenge for your mental, physical, and spiritual awareness to help you develop positive thinking and successful behavior and boost your brainpower. Each day is centered around a specific "action theme," such as "Eliminate Excuses," "Lean on Mentors," and "Feel Sexy, Be Sexy." Christmas shows you how to create a better blueprint for your daily habits to maximize their beneficial effects, and includes suggestions for healthy eating, fun puzzles, life questions, and brain teasers to get you thinking in new directions. Christmas also emphasizes the need for daily spiritual wellness, and gives you ideas for practicing intended acts of connection, such as helping a complete stranger unconditionally, setting specific intentions, and recording what you appreciate about yourself. No matter your level of health wellbeing, The Badass Life will help you channel the power of the mind-body-spirit connection to become your best self in every way.

Mount Weather [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Achord, David, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Zach and his family and friends relocate to a post-apocalyptic bunker known as Mount Weather in rural Virginia. Zach's apparent immunity to the zombie virus may hold the key to creating a vaccine and securing a future for the human race.

Crime rib [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Budewitz, Leslie, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
"Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana's, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town's big break is interrupted by murder. Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she's organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay's hottest chefs to be featured on the program. But Erin's plans get scorched when one of the contending cooks is found dead. With all the drama going on behind the scenes, it's hard to figure out who didn't have a motive to off the saucy contestant. Now, to keep the town's reputation from crashing and burning on national television, Erin will have to grill some suspects to smoke out the killer"--Page [4] of cover.

Down among the sticks and bones [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
McGuire, Seanan.
[Place of publication not identified] : Macmillan Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

Perfect ten [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Philips, L.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Sam Raines performs a love spell with his Wiccan best friend after breaking up with the only other gay guy at school and finds himself pursued by three seemingly perfect suitors.

The long drop [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Mina, Denise.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

Pure Murder [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Mitchell, Corey.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

A surprised queenhood in the new black sun [electronic resource] : the life & legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

June 23, 2017
Jackson, Angela, 1951- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Beacon Press, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

We are never meeting in real life [electronic resource] : essays

June 23, 2017
Irby, Samantha, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

The code of the hills [electronic resource] : an Ozarks mystery

June 23, 2017
Allen, Nancy, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
To uncover the truth, she'll have to break the code of the hills ?In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about ? even abuse. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that.When she is assigned to prosecute a high-profile incest case in which a father is accused of abusing his three young daughters, Elsie is ready to become the Ozarks' avenging angel.But as Elsie sinks her teeth into the case, everything begins to turn sour. The star witness goes missing; the girls refuse to talk about their father, who terrorizes the courtroom from the moment he enters; and Elsie begins to suspect that their tough-as-nails mother has ulterior motives. To make matters worse, Elsie receives gruesome threats from local extremists, warning her to mind her own business.While Elsie swears not to let a sex offender walk, she realizes the odds?and maybe the town?are against her, and her life begins to crumble. But amidst all of the conflict, the safety of three young girls hangs in the balance ...A powerful debut, with the haunting atmosphere of Winter's Bone and the page-turning suspense of Alafair Burke's thrillers.

It's not like it's a secret [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Sugiura, Misa, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don't invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there's the one that she can barely even admit to herself--the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. When Sana and her family move to California, she begins to wonder if it's finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana's ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana's new friends don't trust Jamie's crowd; Jamie's friends clearly don't want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad's affair is becoming too obvious to ignore. Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy...what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

The operator [electronic resource] : firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden and my years as a SEAL Team warrior

June 23, 2017
O'Neill, Robert, 1976- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. In these pages, O'Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs' most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O'Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he'd trained with and fought beside never made it home. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O'Neill's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military's most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history.

Silence of the lamb's wool [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt's yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event . . . Casey's running a new retreat called "From Sheep to Shawl" at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl. Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She's an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone's nerves frayed. Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . . Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!

Our short history [electronic resource] : a novel

June 23, 2017
Grodstein, Lauren.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone. But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. Worried that he'll break Jake's heart, Karen finally makes the call, and is shocked to find Dave ecstatic about the news. First, he can't meet Jake fast enough, and then, he can't seem to leave him alone. As she tries to play out her last days in the 'right' way, Karen struggles with knowing that the only thing she cannot bring herself to do for her son, let his father become a permanent part of his life, is the thing he needs from her the most.

Same beach, next year [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Frank, Dorothea Benton.
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship, and flirt with an unexpected attraction, of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.

American eclipse [electronic resource] : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world

June 23, 2017
Baron, David, 1964-
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history.
Documents the efforts of three scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower.

The push [electronic resource] : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits

June 23, 2017
Caldwell, Tommy, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history; Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan's biggest, steepest, blankest face, the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.

Janesville [electronic resource] : an American story

June 23, 2017
Goldstein, Amy, 1957- author.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2017022362
[Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
"A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin--Paul Ryan's hometown--and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills--but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America's biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. For this is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story. It's an American story"-- Provided by publisher.

Burn [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Wright, Suzanne, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or "anchor," is a guy who's rumored to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets, and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue. The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed. She's not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he's more dangerous than anything she's ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe. As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He'll have her, and he'll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what's his. He won't allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make. Contains mature themes.

Origin [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Brown, Dan, 1964- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

Merry and bright [electronic resource] : a novel

June 23, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

The rules of magic [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Hoffman, Alice, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.
"The prequel to Alice Hoffman's PRACTICAL MAGIC, following the lives of Franny and Jet Owens (and their brother Vincent Owens) long before Sally and Gillian wound up on their doorstep"-- Provided by publisher.

Deep freeze [electronic resource]

June 23, 2017
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
1 sound file : digital.

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